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Job Actor * Winemaker * Resort owner-operator
Years active 1950-2007
Top Roles Sheriff Buck Weston, Davy Crockett, Voice of Leslie the Chauffeur, Pvt. Speedy, Fitch's Co
Top GenresWestern, Drama, War, Family, Comedy, Action
Top TopicsDisney, Book-Based, Civil War
Top Collaborators (Producer), , , (Director)
Shares birthday with Ann Blyth, Mae Clarke, Glenn Strange  see more..

Fess Parker Overview:

Actor, Fess Parker, was born Fess Elisha Parker Jr. on Aug 16, 1924 in Fort Worth, TX. Parker died at the age of 85 on Mar 18, 2010 in Santa Ynez, CA .

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On October 22, 1991, Parker received the Disney Legends Award for living up to the Disney principals of imagination, skill, discipline, craftsmanship and magic.

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Fess Parker Quotes:

Davy Crockett: I'm half-horse, half-alligator and a little attached with snapping turtle. I've got the fastest horse, the prettiest sister, the surest rifle and the ugliest dog in Texas. My father can lick any man in Kentucky... and I can lick my father. I can hug a bear too close for comfort and eat any man alive opposed to Andy Jackson.


James J. Andrews: [shows Fuller a letter] You don't get a letter like that from Brigadier General Beauregard just for running Quinine.
William A. Fuller: No, I reckon you don't. I'd give my right arm just to serve under that man.
James J. Andrews: *You are*! This railroad is the artery that pumps fresh blood into the army of Mississippi on the left land, and to the army of Northern Virginia on the right. Beauregard and Robert E. Lee would *perish* without men like you!


Col. Jim Bowie: How many men did you bring?
Davy Crockett: Four, including myself.
Col. Jim Bowie: Four? Two acres of walls to defend. It'll take a thousand troops to man the garrison adequately. And I got less than two hundred volunteers.
Davy Crockett: Two hundred stubborn men can do a terrible lot of fighting.


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Fess Parker Facts
Song "King of the Wild Frontier" was Number 1 on the "Hit Parade" for 16 weeks. Parker was paid $150. (source: interview with Fess Parker in the SF Chronicle, "Datebook" ("Pink") section, November 12, 2006).

At the time he was famous in France for his Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone roles, French distributors found they had to rename him - on posters, in TV programmers...etc. - for the French audience/ Public, into "Fier" Parker. One must know that "fesse(s)", in French, means "buttocks, bottom", whereas "fier" means "proud" ; a more becoming name for someone embodying American "Heroes"...

To one generation of television fans he will always be Davy Crockett. To the next generation he will be the one and only Daniel Boone.

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